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How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa

How Global Financial Markets Affect Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 1

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069114

Keywords: debt overhang, debt relief, indebted countries, external debt, highly indebted countries

Do highly indebted countries suffer from a debt overhang? Can debt relief foster their growth rates? To answer these important questions, this article looks at how the debt-growth relation varies with indebtedness...

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier?

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Private capital inflows to sub-Saharan African countries, having more than quadrupled since 2000, represent an increasingly important share of foreign financing to these countries. 1...

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession
			: Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession : Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations »

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Dimitre Milkov , Rafael Portillo , Plamen Iossifov , and John Wakeman-Linn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455255252.004

ISBN: 9781455255252

Keywords: Emerging markets, Global financial crisis, policy response, cost containment, CEMAC, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, foreign exchange, exchange rate

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development »

Volume/Issue: 2004/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lennart Erickson , and Dietrich Vollrath

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857610.001

ISBN: 9781451857610

Keywords: Agricultural inequality, land inequality, institutions, financial development, education provision, gini coefficient, statistics, standard errors, measure of inequality, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

There are several theories linking land inequality with aspects of economic development. Empirical work on these theories has attempted to establish a relationship between land inequality and institutions, financia...

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC »

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Boriana Yontcheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484317556.001

ISBN: 9781484317556

Keywords: financial inclusion, financial development gap, benchmarking, gdp, credit, variables, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines financial inclusion and development in the CEMAC. We explore the level of financial inclusion in the CEMAC through a benchmarking exercise.We construct a measure of financial development gap and...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Challenges from Globalization

Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa : Challenges from Globalization »

Volume/Issue: 2009/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mario Mansour , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873047.001

ISBN: 9781451873047

Keywords: Trade Reform, Tax Reform, tax revenue, taxation,

This paper evaluates the nature and extent of, and possible responses to, two of the central challenges that globalization poses for revenue mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): from corporate tax competition,...

The End of An Era? the Medium- and Long-Term Effects of the Global Crisison Growth in Low-Income Countries

The End of An Era? the Medium- and Long-Term Effects of the Global Crisison Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Andrew Berg , Catherine Pattillo , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205363.001

ISBN: 9781455205363

Keywords: Global financial crisis, low-income countries, medium- and long-term growth, impulse response functions, growth spells, panel growth regressions, terms of trade, pre-crisis, post-crisis growth, exchange rate regime

This paper investigates the medium- and long-term growth effects of the global financial crises on Low-Income Countries (LICs). Using several methodological approaches, including impulse response function analysis,...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies Revisited
			: Evidence for Developing Countries

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies Revisited : Evidence for Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/250

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Valentina Flamini , and Louis Sears

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513501390.001

ISBN: 9781513501390

Keywords: Fuel subsidy reform, welfare impact, distribution, transport, fuel, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, Incidence, All Countries,

Understanding who benefits from fuel price subsidies and the welfare impact of increasing fuel prices is key to designing, and gaining public support for, subsidy reform. This paper updates evidence for developing...

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Sub-Saharan Africa has among the highest levels of inequality—both income and gender—in the world, even after accounting for the lower levels of per capita income in the region. With growing international ev...